NEC Code for range wiring

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Old 02-22-06, 10:46 AM
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NEC Code for range wiring

Were are in the process of installing a new duel fuel range. The information the the stove states that it has a 3.6KW / 240 rating and that 20amp 12 guage wire is okay. To be safe I ran 10/3 and was going to put it on a 30 amp 240 breaker. I was told that even though this maybe true, code requires that 8/3 needs to be run for ranges regardless if the stove draws that high of amps. Is this true? Idaho follow NEC.

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Old 02-22-06, 12:05 PM
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The requirement for conductors with an minimum ampacity of 40 applies only to ranges rated at 8-1/4 Kw or more.

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Old 02-22-06, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by store934
it has a 3.6KW / 240 rating and that 20amp 12 gauge wire is okay. To be safe I ran 10/3
Okay.

> and was going to put it on a 30 amp 240 breaker.
You need to use a 20A double-pole breaker.
 
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You must follow the Manufacturers' instructions to be compliant with the NEC; install a 20A breaker if the installation manual says to use a 20A.
 
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Okay, thanks for the help!
 
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